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Lawyer called to handlebar raises £20k on epic journey (The Scotsman)
A LAWYER from the Capital has completed a gruelling cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise more than £20,000 for charity.
Two Ex-Cons Worked For State's Attorney's Office (CBS 2 Chicago)
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office plans to review its hiring process after two people with criminal records got jobs in the department.
L.A. says yoga studio violates safety laws (AP via Yahoo! News)
The city attorney's office charged yoga magnate Bikram Choudhury with 10 criminal safety violations at one of his studios.
Lawyer fought lonely battle (Honolulu Advertiser)
MIAMI — The Navy lawyer who challenged the Bush administration's efforts to try terror suspects in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, walked a professional tight rope between fellow officers trying to gain speedy convictions and what he considered a moral imperative to buck the chain of command and vigorously defend his client.
PA Attorney Sues Dirt Dishing Website (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
An attorney sued the creator of a Web site that lets women dish dirt on men, saying seven users lied when they posted messages saying he had a sexually transmitted disease, complained about paying child support and was unfaithful.
Second trial is out: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
THE US Government could not prosecute David Hicks by other means because US law prevented a suspect being tried for the same offence twice, his military lawyer, Major Michael Mori has contended. -
Attorney Sues Dirt-Dishing Web Site (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
An attorney says he was defamed by the Web site dontdatehimgirl.com.
Lawyer: Murder suspect delusional (Asheville Citizen-Times)
WAYNESVILLE - A Haywood County man who told police the shooting death of his stepfather was accidental suffers from extreme paranoia and hears voices, according his lawyer.
Namibia: Prosecutor Loses Defence Lawyer In Corruption Trial (AllAfrica.com)
THE corruption trial of former Outapi Magistrate's Court Prosecutor Stanley Nakale came to a sudden halt in the High Court in Windhoek on Friday, when Nakale's defence lawyer announced his withdrawal from the case.
Georgia attorney general named president of national group (WTVM 9)
ATLANTA Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker has been elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General -- the first black to hold the top post in the nearly 100- year-old legal institution.
Selepak to lawyer: You're fired (Voice News)
Accused killer Patrick Alan Selepak, 27, shocked those in Judge Richard Caretti's courtroom in the Macomb County Circuit Court when he fired his lawyer, Bernard Jocuns, before a plea could be entered at his pretrial June 28.
Venice Attorney Pleads Not Guilty To Tax Evasion (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A Venice civil rights attorney known for sparring with the Los Angeles Police Department pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he tried to evade paying more than $100,000 in income taxes.
Ethics panel: Probe Md. governor's lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Common Cause has asked the State Ethics Commission to look into the activities of David Hamilton, Gov. Robert Ehrlich's personal lawyer, to see if he is violating state lobbying laws.
Canada deports suspected Sikh militant: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A man suspected of having ties to terrorist groups has been deported from Montreal to India, his lawyer has told the Montreal Gazette.
Ethics Panel: Probe Md. Governor's Lawyer (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Common Cause has asked the State Ethics Commission to look into the activities of David Hamilton, Gov. Robert Ehrlich's personal lawyer, to see if he is violating state lobbying laws. "It appears that Mr. Hamilton has not registered with the State Ethics Commission as a lobbyist, in spite of engaging in lobbying activities in his representation of clients before government
Noted LA civil rights attorney pleads innocent to tax evasion (The Daily Comet)
A civil rights attorney known for his police brutality lawsuits pleaded not guilty Monday to federal tax evasion charges. "I plead presumed innocent," Stephen Yagman said, reading a statement in federal court.
Attorney General warns of storm scams (Wapakoneta Daily News)
Summer storms such as the high winds and tornado that ripped across Auglaize County about 10 days ago deposited more than debris and rubble. Faced with property damages, consumers can fall prey to con artists, officials with the state Attorney General’s Office say.
Prominent L.A. civil rights attorney pleads innocent to tax evasion (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES A Los Angeles civil rights attorney known for his police brutality lawsuits pleaded not guilty today to federal tax evasion.
Former Atascadero city attorney to run for council (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
Former City Attorney and Planning Commissioner Robert M. Jones announced Monday he will seek a newly vacant City Council seat. Jones, an Atascadero resident for 28 years, criticized the city’s lagging sales tax revenue, saying new commercial development such as plans for a shopping center at Del Rio Road and El Camino Real is critical to funding Atascadero’s fire and police departments.
Lawyer for Davis argues for maintaining execution stay (WREG-TV Memphis)
LITTLE ROCK A lawyer for condemned killer who had been scheduled to die Wednesday argues in a filing with the U-S Supreme Court today that a stay of execution should remain in place while the state's method of execution is challenged.
Wilcher's attorney asks federal appeals court to block execution (The Houma Courier)
By JACK ELLIOTT JR. Associated Press Writer JACKSON, Miss. - The attorney for death row inmate Bobby Glen Wilcher has asked a federal appeals court to block Wilcher's execution now scheduled for July 11.
Wilcher's attorney asks federal appeals court to block execution (The Daily Comet)
By JACK ELLIOTT JR. Associated Press Writer The attorney for death row inmate Bobby Glen Wilcher has asked a federal appeals court to block Wilcher's execution now scheduled for July 11.
Wilcher's attorney asks federal appeals court to block execution (WREG-TV Memphis)
JACKSON, Miss. The attorney for death row inmate Bobby Glen Wilcher has asked a federal appeals court to block Wilcher's execution now scheduled for July 11.
Lawyer of Condemned Killer Argues Supreme Court Decision (KATV Channel 7)
A lawyer for condemned killer who had been scheduled to die Wednesday argues in a filing with the U-S Supreme Court Monday that a stay of execution should remain in place while the state's method of execution is challenged. Don Davis was convicted in 1990 of killing a woman in Rogers .
Wilcher's attorney asks federal appeals court to block execution (WREG-TV Memphis)
JACKSON, Miss. The attorney for death row inmate Bobby Glen Wilcher has asked a federal appeals court to block Wilcher's execution now scheduled for July 11.
Lawyer for Davis argues for maintaining execution stay (WREG-TV Memphis)
LITTLE ROCK A lawyer for condemned killer who had been scheduled to die Wednesday argues in a filing with the U-S Supreme Court today that a stay of execution should remain in place while the state's method of execution is challenged.
Hicks' lawyer to meet with Downer (The Age)
The Adelaide lawyer for terrorist suspect David Hicks will meet Foreign Minister Alexander Downer today to call for a review of the Australian's case. -
Hicks' lawyer to meet with Downer (Sydney Morning Herald)
The Adelaide lawyer for terrorist suspect David Hicks will meet Foreign Minister Alexander Downer today to call for a review of the Australian's case. -
Waukesha Attorney Accused Of Forgery (Channel 3000)
WAUKESHA, Wis. -- A Waukesha attorney faces three forgery charges. Amy Acker was accused on Monday of fabricating state certificates indicating the formal closure of estate cases that she handled.
Hicks lawyer pessimistic on release (The Australian)
DAVID Hicks' lawyer holds little hope of the Howard Government changing its mind about the terrorist suspect after a meeting with Foreign Minister Alexander Downer today.
Hicks lawyer pessimistic on release (The Australian)
DAVID Hicks' lawyer holds little hope of the Howard Government changing its mind about the terrorist suspect after a meeting with Foreign Minister Alexander Downer today.
Govt remains firm on Hicks, lawyer says (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
David Hicks' lawyer holds little hope of the Howard government changing its mind about the terrorist suspect after a meeting with Alexander Downer.
Govt remains firm on Hicks, lawyer says (The Age)
David Hicks' lawyer holds little hope of the Howard government changing its mind about the terrorist suspect following a meeting with Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.
Govt remains firm on Hicks, lawyer says (Sydney Morning Herald)
David Hicks' lawyer holds little hope of the Howard government changing its mind about the terrorist suspect following a meeting with Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.
Lawyer renews plea for Hicks's release (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer for Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has asked for the federal Cabinet to formally review his client's case, now the US military commission process has been ruled invalid.
Lawyer out in Hobart killing case (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
CROWN POINT | A defense lawyer who helped save a Gary man this spring from a murder conviction in the deaths of three people has left the case for lack of payment.
Sanders to be named as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Natchez attorney Everett Sanders is expected to get the nod as new city attorney when the Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. today at the Council Chamber building on South Pearl Street.
Former S.J. County district attorney dies (Recordnet.com)
STOCKTON - Richard William Eichenberger, a longtime Stockton attorney who served one term as the county's top prosecutor in the mid-1980s, has died. He was 72.
Mariano's lawyer, friends ask leniency (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Rick Mariano's lawyer and friends yesterday asked a federal judge to exercise leniency, arguing that the former city councilman does not deserve to spend a decade in prison for taking bribes.
Lawyer: Bali Bombers Plan Final Appeal (phillyburbs.com)
JAKARTA, Indonesia - The three militants sentenced to death for the 2002 Bali bombings will file a final appeal, their lawyer said Tuesday.
Bali bombers plan final appeal, execution would be illegal: lawyer(Updated 05:27 p.m.) (Chinapost.com.tw)
Three Islamic militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings will file a final appeal against the convictions, their lawyer said Tuesday, a move that will delay prosecutors' preparations to execute the men.
Attorney asks appeals court to block execution (The Clarion-Ledger)
The attorney for death row inmate Bobby Glen Wilcher has asked a federal appeals court to block Wilcher's execution now scheduled for July 11.
Attorney hints Winkler not alone in scam (The Jackson Sun)
Mary Winkler's attorney implied Monday that the pastor's wife wasn't the only one caught up in a Nigerian-type check scam that prosecutors have pointed to as her motive for the premeditated murder of her husband.
Lawyer: Bali bombers plan final appeal (AP via Yahoo! News)
Three Islamic militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings will file a final appeal against their convictions, their lawyer said Tuesday, a move that will delay prosecutors' preparations to execute them.
Lawyer: Bali bombers plan final appeal (Syracuse.com)
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Three Islamic militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings will file a final appeal against their convictions, their lawyer said Tuesday, a move that will delay prosecutors' preparations to execute them.
Common Cause Asks for Inquiry of Ehrlich's Lawyer (WTOP Radio Network)
Is the governor's personal lawyer violating state lobbying laws?
Elmore reappointed head of attorney grievance panel (The Buffalo News)
Buffalo attorney John V. Elmore has been reappointed to head the attorney grievance committee in Western New York's Eighth Judicial District by Eugene F. Pigott, presiding justice of the Appellate Division based in Rochester.
Attorney-General sends his apology (The Advertiser)
ATTORNEY-GENERAL Michael Atkinson has written a letter of apology to Chief Justice John Doyle over comments he made about a Full Court of the Supreme Court decision on drink-driving laws.
Lawyer Argues for Maintaining Execution Stay (KATV Channel 7)
Little Rock, AR (AP) - A lawyer for condemned killer who had been scheduled to die tomorrow argued in a filing with the U-S Supreme Court yesterday that a stay of execution should remain in place while the state's method of execution is challenged.
Lawyer Tonio Azzopardi assaulted (Malta Star)
Lawyer Tonio Azzopardi had to be hospitalised and treated for injuries after two men entered his offices and attacked him.